We’ve all heard that hiring family is a bad idea. And the reasons make sense: family members might not take the work seriously, they’ll expect special treatment, or a family dispute will rear its ugly head during staff meetings.

Despite these very real concerns, in my experience, there are a number of advantages to having your own flesh and blood on your team. In my three years as a startup entrepreneur, I have made use of the talents of three of my siblings. I’ve even hired two of them full time to handle marketing and communications for my online advertising company, GraphicBomb. It may seem risky to some, but I have never regretted my decision to hire family.

Popular consensus aside, here are my top five reasons I think it’s a good idea to bring a family member onto your team.

They Believe in You and Your Vision

No one close to you wants you to fail, and that’s especially true of a parent, sibling, cousin or other family member. They’ve been with you through graduations, first


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Source: Black Enterprise » Small Business